Temples


Umananda Temple and a Sunset over the Brahmaputra River

Having spent a fruitful morning on the Nilachal hills exploring the Kamakhya temple, we decided to explore theĀ Umanada temple in the evening. The temple, located on peacock island between the mighty Brahmaputra River, was built by the great Ahom King Gadadhar Singh in the 17th century. The original temple was badly damaged in the devastating earthquake of 1897. The temple that stands today is built by a rich local merchant. Umananda temple is an important […]


Lonavala to Bhimashankar [Lo-Bhi]- An Endurance trek

Walking along a stone path laid a thousand years ago, I wondered about the commerce, the warfare and cultural exchanges that may have happened on the roads that I tread. Lonavala to Bhimashankar ( Lo-Bhi ), a trek along the ancient trade route, is a gem of a range trek in Sahayadris that forced me to ponder over the history of this region beyond the exploits of Marathas, Mughals, and the Britishers. It is a […]